No, this isn’t your ticket to getting all of the nutrients you need to produce a healthy baby in one smoothie (your body knows how to do that naturally anyway, and will get what it needs from your body, so replenishment is key…but that’s another post). What this recipe absolutely is is a healthier version of a chocolate milkshake, showcasing healthier carbs and satiating sugar cravings. If I had to have something that tasted like a Wendy’s Frosty during a pregnancy craving, I had to make it more healthful while also indulging my sweet tooth. One smoothie (which could serve two, really, but I drink it all in one sitting) balances some solid protein (about 35 grams) with healthy fat (65 grams) and sugar/carbs (75 grams) – a bit more carbs than I would usually eat . Please take note that while pregnant, one should really not think about eating for two, per say, but think about eating for 1.2. Also, upping your calories by 200-300 calories per day is ideal; breastfeeding is where you can go up to 500-700 added calories depending on your hunger, since you are producing your baby’s nourishment and burning so many calories.
Anyone would like this recipe if you are hankering for a sweet, chocolate treat. Enjoy!
- 5 tbsp chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life which are gluten, dairy, soy and nut free)
- 2 heaping tbsp sunflower seed butter
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup goat milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 heaping handful of ice
Blend until thick and smooth. Pour and save half for later or drink the whole thing if eating for 1.2!